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Angkor Wat ticket sales stagnating

Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia’s prime tourist attraction, experienced nearly stagnant growth for the first five months of this year, according to data released by Angkor Institution yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/angkor-wat-ticket-sales-stagnating

Dangerous trees to be removed from Angkor

The Apsara Authority announced yesterday that it is considering the selective removal of some trees inside the 401-square-kilometer Angkor Park, saying that only those that pose potential risk to the park’s visitors and temples would be cut down. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24254/dangerous-trees-to-be-removed-from-angkor/

Towers to improve Angkor Wat's cell coverage, discreetly

Visitors to Cambodia’s premiere tourist destination, Angkor Wat, can expect better mobile network coverage come June, after Apsara Authority signed an agreement with local telecom services firm Camtowerlink Communications to install six camouflaged mobile towers across the vast temple site. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/towers-improve-angkor-wats-cell-coverage-discreetly

New body to protect Koh Ker

Local authorities in Preah Vihear province are teaming up with the Apsara Authority to protect the 8,100 hectares of land surrounding the Koh Ker archaeological site, which they say is under threat from illegal loggers and intrusive settlers. ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-body-protect-koh-ker

Apsara authority pumping water into Angkor ponds

Keeping up appearances, Apsara Authority’s water management team has begun pumping water into the drying ponds around the Angkor temple complex. ...

Naomi Collett Ritz
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19241/apsara-authority-pumping-water-into-angkor-ponds/

Angkor Thom restoration complete

Major restoration works have been completed at the former seat of power of the Angkorian civilisation, Angkor Thom, following damage inflicted to the site by Typhoon Nesat in 2011. ...

Zoe Holman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-thom-restoration-complete

Apsara acts on Koh Ker logging

The government’s Apsara authority will join forces with the Preah Vihear administration to establish a joint committee to prevent illegal logging and to manage state land in the protected areas around Koh Ker, officials said yesterday. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18450/apsara-acts-on-koh-ker-logging/

Apsara announces Angkor restoration plans

Angkor Wat is to receive significant new restorations in 2017, according to the Apsara Authority, which manages the historic temple complex.The announcement came following yesterday’s 24th session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC-Angkor) at which conservation, restoration, sustainable development and tourism were discussed. ...

Thik Kaliyann
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/apsara-announces-angkor-restoration-plans

Time schedule for visit of Angkor temples from January 2016

The Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) has set a time schedule for the visit of tourists in the Angkor Archeological Park, reported the state news agency-AKP.The new time schedule, taking effect from Jan. 1, 2016, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/time-schedule-for-visit-of-angkor-temples-from-january-2016-9056

Fewer tolls, better roads

On the afternoon of October 10, local officials and Apsara Authority agreed that, with a budget of more than $4 million, the local government would upgrade a 15-kilometer stretch of the ring road and stop taking fees and tolls from vehicles. ...

Naomi-Collett Ritz
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16953/fewer-tolls--better-roads/

Angkor worksite reveals 2 statues

Authorities at the Angkor Temple Complex in Siem Reap province yesterday announced the discovery of two statues dating from the 10th century, uncovered during the digging of a water channel. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-worksite-reveals-2-statues

Angkor temples ranked top of the world

The Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province is the world’s undisputed top tourist destination, according to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist 2015, an exhaustive list ranking sights and travel hotspots that was released on Monday. ...

Simon Henderson
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/angkor-temples-ranked-top-of-the-world-92000/

Ticket sales at temples tracking to last year

Year-on-year ticket sales at Angkor Wat have remained flat for the first seven months of2015, while visitor numbers to the historic site dipped by two per cent, data from Apsara Authority shows. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ticket-sales-temples-tracking-last-year

Electric cars face hurdles in new bid to mitigate pollution at Angkor Wat

Ever since its designation as a UNESCO heritage site in 1992, the Angkor Archaeological Park has been a tourism magnet for the Kingdom. In the high season, it isn’t uncommon to see tuk-tuks, private taxis and busloads of tourists flooding the temple complex, causing traffic jams ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/electric-cars-face-hurdles-new-bid-mitigate-pollution-angkor-wat

Siem Reap tourism wins some, loses some

A report released by Apsara Authority on Monday shows total revenue from Angkor temple ticket sales for the first six months of this year totaling $30.94 million. Although the number of foreigners visiting Siem Reap is up from last year, revenue fell slightly. ...

Naomi-Collett Ritz
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12987/siem-reap-tourism-wins-some--loses-some/

Slight dip in half-year revenues at temples

Despite a small increase in the number of foreign visitors to Angkor Wat in the first half of the year, revenues from ticket sales at the historical site dropped slightly compared to the same period in 2014, according to official figures released by Apsara Authority ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/slight-dip-half-year-revenues-temples

Apsara fires back at villager accusations

Describing complainants as opportunists, the Apsara Authority on Sunday rejected allegations that it has not complied with a sub-decree ordering it to return 220 hectares of land to local villagers in Siem Reap province. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/apsara-fires-back-villager-accusations

Apsara mulls hike for Angkor Wat tickets

The Apsara Authority, the government entity that manages the ancient temple complex at Angkor, is studying the possibility of increasing ticket prices, stating that current prices are “low” when compared with similar destinations in other countries. Apsara is considering conducting a study as well to ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/apsara-mulls-hike-angkor-wat-tickets

Angkor scrutiny: Commission to investigate park figures

The National Assembly’s Anti-Corruption Commission will visit Siem Reap this month to further probe claims Angkor Archaeological Park’s manager, the Apsara Authority, underreported ticket sales, as new figures show a drop in visitors to the World Heritage site last month. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/angkor-scrutiny-commission-investigate-park-figures-0

Apsara’s numbers ‘laughable’, Chhay says

An opposition lawmaker probing alleged irregularities in Angkor Archaeological Park’s ticket revenues says he’s sceptical about figures released yesterday by the site’s managers showing a boost in sales last month. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/apsaras-numbers-laughable-chhay-says

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